Room in Brooklyn (1932) by Edward Hopper

Room in Brooklyn - Edward Hopper - 1932

Artwork Information

TitleRoom in Brooklyn
ArtistEdward Hopper
Date1932
Mediumoil,canvas
Art MovementNew Realism
Current LocationMuseum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston, MA, US
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About Room in Brooklyn

“Room in Brooklyn” is an evocative oil on canvas artwork by Edward Hopper created in 1932. Characterized by the New Realism movement, the artwork captures an interior scene and belongs to Hopper’s series of ‘Window’ paintings. It is housed in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

The artwork features an introspective moment within an urban setting. The scene is suffused with natural light that streams through a large bay window, highlighting the tranquil solitude of the interior space. There is a woman seated with her back to the viewer, gazing out of the window towards the array of red brick buildings beyond. Her posture and placement within the room suggest a sense of contemplation or perhaps a momentary pause in her daily routine.

On the right side of the canvas, a small round table covered with a blue cloth supports a vase holding a bunch of flowers, which adds a subtle touch of liveliness and color contrast to the dominant earthly tones of the scene. The play of shadows and light across the room’s surfaces creates a strong sense of three-dimensionality. Through this composition, Hopper eloquently communicates a narrative of silent reflection and the nuanced relationship between private and urban environments.

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